Asked about vulgar comments he reportedly made during the Oval Office meeting - including referring to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries" - Trump denied making the remarks that have been attributed to him.
He told White House press pool reporters in Florida: "No, no, I'm not a racist".
Further roiling the talks are comments by Trump during an Oval Office meeting in which he questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the USA, along with Africans from "shithole" countries, according to people briefed on the conversation but not authorized to describe it publicly.
Trump's personal doctor, Dr. Harold N. Bornstein of Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital, in 2015 claimed that Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency" if he won the 2016 election.
'I am Not a Racist'
Then, in an interview with the Charleston Post-Courier on Monday , Graham added, "My memory hasn't evolved". Earlier, Trump acknowledged using "tough" language in the meeting, but denied uttering the vulgar term.
The President has drawn sharp criticism since he was reported to have called certain countries "shitholes" while discussing immigration with lawmakers Thursday. "Why don't we get more people from Norway?' That is exactly what the president said".
"Why do we need more Haitians?"
Without explicitly denying using that word, Trump lashed out at the Democratic senator, who said Trump uttered it on several occasions.
When asked about Trump's controversial comments about women, Ivana said that he treated her "fantastic" when they were married.
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the comments of Trump and said "The language of @realDonaldTrump that the African continent, Haiti and El Salvador are "shithole countries" is extremely unfortunate".
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"I know what was said, and I know what I said", Graham said. Republican GOP Rep. Peter Roskam of DuPage County says he would not comment on the current proposal because he didn't know the specifics, but said he wanted a deal that would keep DACA immigrants in the country and strengthen the nation's southern border. "And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation".
"I did not hear that word used, no sir", Nielsen said at the hearing. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says he believes the president is a racist.
"I think he loves to wheel and deal, he likes to make decisions, he like to do contracts".
Durbin said the White House should release whatever recording it might have of the meeting.
"Close this deal", Graham said.
The White House and Democrats in Congress are negotiating an immigration deal as lawmakers face a Friday deadline to pass a federal spending bill and avoid a government shutdown.
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The report says there was " blood all over the place ". "I don't know, but I know it was an exchange with Burkhead". Brady was held out of practice on Thursday and was officially listed as "limited" during Friday's session.